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Developing Your Goalkeepers’ Mental Skills

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“You don’t have to be mad to play in goal, but it sure does help” When I was a young goalkeeper, I heard this quote often, and now that I’m older and wiser, I can definitely say there is some truth to it. A good goalkeeper is a breed apart and therefore requires some coaching separately from the rest of… Read more »

How to Cope with Growth and Development in Adolescent Players

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Young players, especially teens, go through growth spurts and sudden mood and behavioral changes. Both boys and girls experience these types of changes, though girls will mature a bit earlier than boys. Girls typically experience maturation between eleven and thirteen years of age, while boys go through their peak growth between ages thirteen and sixteen. Also, girls will progress through… Read more »